There’s one way to be sure you get your work in by the deadline, and that’s to make the deadline yesterday.
It won’t be our best work.
It might not even be average. But it will be finished.
When we set unrealistic deadlines, such as those in the past or the very immediate future, we define the quality work we expect through the timeline we establish.
How long does it take to make something interesting or noteworthy?
It’s hard to say exactly, but you can bet it isn’t “as quickly as possible.”